The role and significance of IWRM in increasing the potential of the young specialists

Haydar Odinaev

Short Communications


Today there is no doubt that water resources in Central Asia are very limited, having economic value and showing a significant impact on virtually all kinds of social and economic development of the region and should be managed through a comprehensive package of measures in a single integrated approach. Emomali Rakhmon, the president of our Republic, is the initiator of a number of important “water” UN General Assembly resolutions, two of which were dedicated to the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” (2005-2015) and the International Year of Water Cooperation (2013). Speaking on April, 12 this year at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea, he noted that today’s global challenges and threats, including the financial and economic crisis, population growth, climate change, increase of frequency of the disasters, weather events, water shortages and as a result, the increasing levels of poverty, the increasing of communicable diseases, infant and maternal mortality, require the mobilization of international efforts. It is proposed to declare the Second International Decade under the slogan “Water for Sustainable Development” during the years 2015-2025. Undoubtedly, the implementation of the measures of the International Decade “Water for Life”, and envisaged joint water conservation and protection measures in the future in Central Asia serve as the basis for further consolidation in the area of joint efforts at the local, national, regional and international levels to strengthen the measures to achieve the objectives in the field of water resources.

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capacity building, Central Asia, e-journal, iwrm, Tajikistan